SL won the toss and elected to bat
July 12, 2018 09:49 am
Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat first in the first cricket test against South Africa at the Galle International Stadium on Thursday (12).
Suranga Lakmal will lead the Sri Lankan side in the absence of Dinesh Chandimal, who pleaded guilty for conduct that is contrary to spirit of cricket and will miss the two-test series along with coach Chandika Hathurusingha.
Sri Lanka refused to take the field on the third morning of the St. Lucia test against the West Indies last month in protest of a ball-tampering charge against Chandimal.
Veteran opener Dimuth Karunaratne is returned to the Sri Lankan side having missed the West Indies tour due to injury.